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Definitions of Chace

  1. See 3d Chase, n., 3.
  2. To pursue. See Chase v. t.
  3. See CHASE.
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Usage examples for Chace

  1. In half an hour the chace was distinctly visible from the quarter- deck, and from the peculiar darkness of the water in that direction, it was evident that she had a good breeze. – An Old Sailor's Yarns by Nathaniel Ames
  2. Join, then, if thee it please, the bitter jest Of mankind's progress; all its spectral race Mere impotence of rest, The heaving vain of life which cannot cease from self, Crest altering still to gulf And gulf to crest In endless chace That leaves the tossing water anchor'd in its place! – The Unknown Eros by Coventry Patmore
  3. Again we were clothed with the skins of the animals we slew in the chace and the meat we killed in the woods was applied as it should be, to feed our young ones. – Traditions of the North American Indians, Vol. 3 (of 3) by James Athearn Jones
  4. No more," quoth Arthur, " of a thriftless chace – The Poetical Works of Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, Bart. M.P. by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  5. They knew that very many hunters had been lost on this marsh, that there were many who had lived to tell the story of their bewilderment, and many who, never having returned from the chace could only be supposed to have been tempted to the fatal morass, and perished in its mazes. – Traditions of the North American Indians, Vol. 3 (of 3) by James Athearn Jones
  6. We hunt him in view now, and must not slacken in the chace – The Gamester (1753) by Edward Moore Commentator: Charles H. Peake Phillip R. Wikelund
  7. The animals represented were generally such as were to be met with in the district where the drawings appeared; this, to a people who subsist by the chace and by plunder, might serve as another piece of important information. – Travels in China, Containing Descriptions, Observations, and Comparisons, Made and Collected in the Course of a Short Residence at the Imperial Palace of Yuen-Min-Yuen, and on a Subsequent Journey through the Country from Pekin to Canton by John Barrow
  8. There was little time for reflection, for he had now reached the top of the stair, and was evidently listening for some clue to guide him on; stealthily and silently, and scarcely drawing breath, I mounted the narrow stairs step by step, but before I had arrived at the landing, he heard the rustle of the bed- clothes, and again gave chace – The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer, Complete by Charles James Lever (1806-1872)
  9. Sometimes I kept myself retired in my chamber, and often walked solitary in the Chace to wait upon the Lord. – A Book of Quaker Saints by Lucy Violet Hodgkin
  10. He shows her the head of a stag, which he has killed, and which is carried, as in triumph, upon a hunting- pole, by one of the hunters; and offers it, as the fruit of his chace in homage to the goddess, who is presently appeased, and graciously receives his offering. – A Treatise on the Art of Dancing by Giovanni-Andrea Gallini
  11. I warrant thee they will flee from thy face, As doth an hare from the dogs in a chace – A Select Collection of Old English Plays, Volume I. by R. Dodsley
  12. The association of Peters with Chace was, I believe, accidental. – Memoirs of Aaron Burr, Complete by Matthew L. Davis
  13. Two miles long the chace lasted, and it seemed probable that the fugitives would be overtaken and destroyed, when, at last, from behind a line of mounds which stretched towards Batenburg and had masked their approach, appeared Count Hohenlo and Sir John Norris, at the head of twenty- five hundred Englishmen and Hollanders. – History of the United Netherlands, 1586-89, Vol. II. Complete by John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: February 7, 2009
  14. A tapestry of 1908 from the design of The Chace by Heyward Sumner suggests long hours with the Flemish landscapists of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, with a jarring note of Pan dragged in by the ears to huddle under foliage obviously introduced for this purpose. – The Tapestry Book by Helen Churchill Candee
  15. But we are thinking of the forests only, of the boar- that potentate of the solitudes- and the wild cat: of the ravines and caves, to which the hardy and venturous hunter, through bush, brake, or briar, over streamlet or torrent, will chace the ravenous wolf,- who, bearing the iron ball in his lacerated side, ever and anon gnaws the wound in his rage, and slinks on weeping tears of blood. – Le Morvan, [A District of France,] Its Wild Sports, Vineyards and Forests; with Legends, Antiquities, Rural and Local Sketches by Henri de Crignelle
  16. Spies of the Volces Held me in chace that I was forc'd to wheele Three or foure miles about, else had I sir Halfe an houre since brought my report. – Coriolanus by Shakespeare, William
  17. Not a few of these were issued in parts and numbers, but Mr. Ruskin's bulkiest and most characteristic venture in this kind was Fors Clavigera, which was published at irregular intervals from 1871 to 1884. He has written many other things even in book form, besides innumerable essays and letters, some of which have been collected in two gatherings- Arrows of the Chace and On the Old Road. – A History of Nineteenth Century Literature (1780-1895) by George Saintsbury
  18. Of Yardley Oak he wrote the opening; it was apparently to have been a survey of the countries in connexion with an immemorial oak which stood in a neighbouring chace – Cowper by Goldwin Smith
  19. I enclose you the articles of impeachment against Judge Chace as agreed upon. – Memoirs of Aaron Burr, Complete by Matthew L. Davis
  20. Infinitely grieved and annoyed was she when, early as were the ordinary hours of the Court of Nanci, it proved that the Dauphiness had called up her sisters an hour before, and taken them across the chace which surrounded the castle to hear mass at a convent of Benedictine nuns. – Two Penniless Princesses by Charlotte M. Yonge